This is my contribution to Patti’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Serene prompt.
The first thing that came to mind on reading the prompt was reflections on calm water. After initially considering images from various locations I decided to go with a small selection from Colpoy’s Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario.
This week Ann-Christine has given us the prompt One Image/One Story for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge.
After some thought I drew up a shortlist of around ten images/situations. I then whittled the list down to four.
15 hours down, 9 to go. A dawn pit stop on Sunday morning for Team Bike during the 1982 Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle endurance race in France.
Is this the new universal litter? Has the disposable facemask replaced the plastic water bottle as the universal piece of litter? Photographed recently on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline.
Peeping at the photographer. A summer plumage male American Goldfinch peeps around a fence post near Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada. The old license plate is being used to stop the fence post splitting further.
45 years using Olympus cameras. A selection of the Olympus cameras I have owned and used over the years. Having got interested in photography in the mid 1970s I purchased my first Olympus camera in 1976. Taken with a Sony mirrorless camera after I became unhappy with the direction Olympus were taking with their camera design.
This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Follow Your Bliss prompt.
I had a couple of ideas for the prompt but I wasn’t happy with either and was going to skip this challenge.
Then I thought about my “Back to Basics” project and decided to make the post about that.
A few years ago I got tired of the auto everything aspect of modern digital equipment. As a result I put together a small kit of manual focus prime lenses and started shooting digital the same way I used to shoot film for years. Getting back to the basics of photography.
Recently I discovered TTArtisan lenses. Tiny manual focus lenses designed for small mirrorless cameras. So I put together a compact, lightweight kit based around them.
Snow on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline at sunrise recently. Taken with the TTArtisan 17mm lens.
A splash of autumn colour on the South Bruce Peninsula. Taken with the TTArtisan 50mm lens.
A three minute live composite exposure of clouds moving across Colpoy’s Bay at dawn. Taken with the TTArtisan 7.5mm fisheye lens.
A dusting of snow on trees along a section of the Niagara Escarpment. Taken with the TTArtisan 35mm lens.
This week Amy has given us the prompt A Day of My Week for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge.
I had the idea of putting together a small camera kit and using it for everything I photographed on Sunday.
I put the kit together on Saturday evening only to change my mind and put a different kit together early Sunday morning before heading down to the local bay for the sunrise.
The kit I used was a small mirrorless Sony and four manual focus prime lenses. I decided that the post would be one photo taken with each of the lenses during the day.
Photo 1. Cloud over Colpoy’s Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario shortly before sunrise. Taken with the 14mm ultra wide angle lens.
Photo 2. Shortly after sunrise I took close-ups of lichen on some of the boulders along the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline. Taken with the 35mm standard lens.
Photo 3. After sunrise I moved around the bay to check out the cloud and autumn colour on the Niagara Escarpment. Golden light on a section of the Niagara Escarpment taken with the 85mm telephoto lens.
Photo 4. In the afternoon I went out with the kit to photograph autumn colour. Maple leaves on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario with the 8mm fisheye lens.